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Jaap Poetsma

(July, 2002) My name is Jaap Poetsma, I'm almost 41 (I know, on the picture it looks as if I'm at least ten years younger...). I live in a nice small town, Haslett in the Netherlands, with my beloved wife and one cat. I'm happy to contribute to this wonderful website that Joe made for the Yamaha PSR 2000.

Musical Background. As a kid, I had organ lessons for some years. What I remember from those years is boring music, no fun and no freedom to express musical creativity. Many years later, in 1989, I bought my first keyboard, a Casio. Soon after that my first synthesizers came, starting with a Yamaha SY 22 and after that the still famous Korg M1. In the 90's I also had some good and high-end keyboards, but the biggest fun came when I bought the PSR 740. This instruments was so stimulating to make music that I made several original songs with it. Soon after buying the PSR 740, I joined the Yamaha-PSR-Songs group and, till this day, I enjoy being a member of this group of enthousiastic musicians.

Well, then the PSR-2000 came. I noticed that it had many more features than the 740, like an advanced mixer and sequencer. So I stepped over to the 2000. Till now I enjoy this wonderful machine. Like the 740, it stimulates me to make music every time.

In the past I played for many years on pipe organs. Real pipe organs and digital ones. Also in the past, I have played in two bands. One of them was a contemporary band that played Irish and Scottish music. This was fantastic. I think it is here where my love for this kind of music was born. In the songs below, you can hear quite some songs that have these influences. For the last years, I just play at home. And I love it. I have a very nice setup with instruments from Yamaha, Korg, and Roland. But my favorite is, without doubt, the PSR-2000.

What I like most is to make my own melodies or songs. I hardly play songs that already have been made. Just push some buttons and starting to play whatever comes up is always exciting. Some of my songs that you find on this website, use voices that only the 2000 (and 9000) have. So, if you play them in another keyboard, it will sound different and probably not so good. Songs made on the 740 had a remix on the 2000 because some volume settings had to be changed. I hope you enjoy the songs. Comments are welcome, you can send them to:

If you are going to buy a PSR-2000 or have one: congretulations!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Jaap Poetsma

Click on this link to download Jaap's complete MIDI library:

Title T TS L C Style V K
All Through The Night804/4NYLoveSong012k
Ave Maria604/4NN032k
Back From The Fifties (c)684/4NY6-8SlowRock2052k
Bagpipe (c)504/4NN0674
Birthday Midizmile (c)1484/4NYRagtime062k
Celtic (c)1004/4NN8BeatAdria032k
Dutch Scotch (c)1054/4NY012k
Eine Kleine Nachtmusic1484/4NN042k
Ep Fantasie (c)1484/4NN042k
Evening Prayer (c)1204/4NN052k
Example (Rmbflamenca)1104/4NYRumbaFlamenca012k
First Song 2000 (c)644/4NY8Beat1012k
Fiscis (c)1603/4NYViennaWaltz052k
Geen Wiegje Als Rustplaats1354/4NN042k
Godfather 4 (c)1153/4NYGuitarSerenade012k
Grand Days (c)754/4NY032k
Green Fields Of Hasselt (c), The1044/4NN8Beat1012k
Happy Birthday1184/4NY032k
Harp Tv1484/4NN062k
Hoor De Wind Waait803/4NN042k
Just Fun454/4NN032k
Kasatschok (c)1424/4NY032k
Koraal (c)704/4NNGuitarSerenade052k
Little Prayer (c)504/4NN052k
Love Me Tender603/4NNSlowWaltz1032k
Marching Song (c)804/4NYUSMarch052k
Melody (c)1783/4NNMusette012k
Melody For The Heart (c)604/4NN8Beat1012k
Melody In D (c)524/4NN0574
Musette (c)2003/4NYMusette012k
Mystery Song (c)1004/4NYScottishReel042k
Mystery Song Again (c)804/4NYScottishReel052k
Nts Dance (c)1234/4NYClubdance032k
Old Friend853/4NNGuitarWaltz022k
Playing Accordo's (c)1424/4NY0574
Playing Scales (c)1204/4NY60sGuitarPop062k
Polka Japie (c)854/4NYOberPolka022k
Postoi Parovoz1044/4NN8Beat1022k
Rag (c)1044/4NN8Beat1032k
Sad Melody (c)1584/4NNHeartBeat062k
Scottish Moods (c)853/4NYChristmasWaltz062k
Short (c)504/4NN022k
Singing Flute (c)754/4NYLoveSong022k
Singing Small Accordeon (c)704/4NY8BeatSoft022k
Sjeeps+jig (c)2003/4NYCountryWaltz022k
Small Etude For Guitar 1 (c)654/4NN052k
Small Etude For Guitar 2 (c)654/4NN062k
Soapsong (c)1024/4NY8BeatAdria042k
Soft Chrystal1044/4NN8Beat10474
Solfeggietto (c)1004/4NY8Beat1022k
Song For Eva (c)1104/4NY062k
Song For Guitar (c)1044/4NN8Beat1022k
Stewpot Cowboy (c)1004/4NN8Beat1032k
Still Green Are The Fields Of Hasselt (c)684/4NN8Beat1012k
Tomtiedom (c)754/4NYLoveSong042k
Town I Loved So Well, The904/4NNHeartBeat022k
Walzing Piano (c)943/4NYOrchWaltz062k
We Come In Peace (c)1484/4NN042k
William's Seven (c)904/4NN062k